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Our view: Rainy day fund not for athletics


While the state’s cities, towns and counties have dealt with an economic downturn for the past several years, it seems the tone of the issues that may open up the state’s rainy day fund isn’t funding problems experienced by municipal and county governments; it’s a question if the state will support the University of Wyoming’s athletics department.

The Casper Star Tribune reported last week that Gov. Matt Mead is considering using the state’s rainy day fund to provide $5 million in matching funds from donations made to the school. The Star Tribune reports the state is matching fu...

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